Rabbitohs vs Roosters Round 3 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Rabbitohs vs Roosters Tips

Sydney Roosters will have revenge on their minds when they meet traditional rivals South Sydney Rabbitohs in a juggernaut NRL Round 3 clash on Friday night.

Rabbitohs vs Roosters Tips, Preview & Predictions

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Rabbitohs registered a record-breaking 60-8 win over the Roosters last season…

Rabbitohs vs Roosters Tips

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Rabbitohs vs Roosters Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday March 26
Time: 8.05pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Stadium Australia

Rabbitohs vs Roosters Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 25/9/20: Rabbitohs 60-8 Roosters
  • 29/5/20: Roosters 28-12 Rabbitohs
  • 13/9/19: Roosters 30-6 Rabbitohs
  • 5/9/19: Rabbitohs 16-10 Roosters
  • 15/3/19: Roosters 16-26 Rabbitohs

Rabbitohs vs Roosters Preview and Prediction

Another chapter in Rugby League’s longest feud will be written on Friday night when the Rabbitohs and Roosters renew their bitter rivalry.

South Sydney claimed bragging rights in the final round of the regular season last year, crushing their rivals by an extraordinary 60-8 scoreline, with Alex Johnston crossing for five tries and Adam Reynolds booting 10 goals.

However, the Roosters were heavily fatigued at the back-end of last season and you can bet your bottom dollar they will stop at nothing to overturn that result on Friday night – especially after their rampant start to 2021.

The Roosters have been on fire to launch the campaign, scoring 40+ points in their opening two wins over the Sea Eagles and Tigers.

Brett Morris is in career-best try-scoring form, crossing for two hat-tricks in those two victories, while James Tedesco isn’t far behind, scoring five tries.

It’s going to take a special performance to take out the Roosters in their current form, but Souths have plenty of reason to be confident.

The Rabbitohs were solid despite an opening round loss to reigning premiers Melbourne and did what they needed to do to overcome Manly in wet conditions last week. They have one of the strongest rosters in the NRL and the most experienced coach of them all. There’s no reason they shouldn’t be making at least another preliminary final in 2021.

But they might be staring down the barrel of two defeats from their first three matches for the season here. The Roosters have been the best team across the first two rounds and seem hell-bent on making up for their poor end to last season.

If they maintain their current level, I think the Roosters edge this in a tight one.

Rabbitohs vs Roosters Teams

Josh Mansour comes back into the Souths side in place of Jaxon Paulo, who has suffered two concussions over the first two rounds.

The Roosters welcome back star forwards Victor Radley and Angus Crichton in a huge boost for Friday’s showdown.

Rabbitohs team: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Josh Mansour 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jai Arrow 18. Jacob Host 19. Tautau Moga 20. Troy Dargan 21. Steven Marsters

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Luke Keary 8. Lindsay Collins 9. Freddy Lussick 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu 14. Victor Radley 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 16. Nat Butcher 17. Daniel Suluka-fifita 18. Drew Hutchison 19. Matt Ikuvalu 20. Sam Walker 21. Fletcher Baker

Rabbitohs vs Roosters Stats

  • Roosters have won three of the last five meetings between the teams
  • Souths won 60-8 in their last clash
  • The last three games between the sides have been decided by 13+ margins
  • Brett Morris has scored six tries in two matches this season
  • James Tedesco has scored five tries in two matches this season
  • Alex Johnston has scored a try in both games this season

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